Undoped SnOx thin films were deposited by a reactive ion assisted deposition technique at various ion beam potential (VI) onto amorphous SiO2/Si substrates at room temperature. Crystalline structures of the films were investigated in terms of grain size, composition ratio, porosity and peak area percent of adsorbed oxygen. Sensitivities for propane (C3H8), methane (CH4) and hydrogen (H2) gas in SnOx gas sensor devices were characterized at the substrate temperatures of 100-500°C. The gas sensitivities depend on the grain size rather than the porosity. It is also proportioned to the amounts of adsorbed oxygen at room temperature by XPS analysis.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Materials Chemistry